George Bancroft letter
George Bancroft letter
Dates: [between 1811 and 1891]
Letter from Bancroft to his nephew discussing how he had received his past letter and advice. Includes signature. Date of production not identified.
- Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
- Creator: Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
- Call Number: MSS SC 1215
- Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
- Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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- Conditions of Use
- It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from George Bancroft letter must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
- Physical description: 1 sheet (1 page) ; 12 x 18 cm.
- Preferred Citation
- Initial citation: MSS SC 1215; George Bancroft letter; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 1215, LTPSC.
- Custodial History
- Provenance unknown.
- Acquisition Information
- Source of acqusition unknown.
- Subject Terms
- Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Bancroft, George, 1800-1891
- Genre / Form
- Processing Information
- Processed; Annie Day, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2015.
- Appraisal Information
- Utah and the Western American and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.1 and 4, November 2013)
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- Finding Aid Title
- Bancroft (George) letter
- Finding Aid Author
- Annie Day
- Finding Aid Creator
- This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-27 13:34:44 -0600.
- Finding Aid Language
- Biographical Info:
George Bancroft (1800- 1891) was a well-known historian and political leader in 19th Century America.
George Bancroft was born on October 3, 1800 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard College at thirteen. After graduation he traveled to Germany where he continued to study history and the humanities. He then published many works including the "History of the United States," and the "Discovery of the American Continent." He married Sara Dwight in 1827 and had two children. In 1837 he was left a widower. He then married Elizabeth Davis Bliss also widowed and had a daughter. In his later life, Bancroft was very politically involved. As a Democrat he pushed for the annexation of Texas, and fought against slavery. During this period he also served as Secretary of War. George Bancroft died in 1891.
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